Bristol Prize

Prize Details 2011

November 6, 2009   Joe Melia

************** The 2012 Bristol Short Story Prize has been won by John Arnold ********************
************* The 2013 competition will be launched in October 2012 ******************

20 stories will be shortlisted.

The 20 shortlisted writers will be invited to the 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize awards ceremony when the winners will be announced and the BSSP Anthology Volume 6 will be launched. Prizes and anthologies will be sent to any shortlisted writer unable to attend the awards ceremony. The awards ceremony will be the final event of ShortStoryVille, a day-long festival celebrating the short story.

Prizes :

  • 1st – £1000 plus £150 Waterstone’s gift card
  • 2nd- £700 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card
  • 3rd- £400 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card

The other 17 writers who feature on the shortlist will be presented with a cheque for £100.

All 20 shortlisted stories will be published in both print and ebook versions of Volume 6 of the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology. The winning story will, also, be published in Bristol Review of Books.

The closing date for entries is .

The maximum number of words for each story is 4,000. While there is a maximum word count of 4,000, it should be pointed out that there is no minimum.

There is an entry fee of £7 for each story submitted.

Stories can be on any theme or subject and are welcome in any style including graphic, verse or genre-based (crime, thriller, science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical etc.).

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